Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most economical ways to enhance your smile and improve your appearance. Teeth whitening makes your teeth several shades lighter. The effects of teeth whitening are especially dramatic for those with discolored teeth. The best teeth whitening systems contain a whitening solution and a buffer that protects teeth.
Almost everyone can benefit from teeth whitening as teeth tend to become darker, yellowed, stained and discolored with age. Genetics, antibiotics, smoking, and eating certain foods, such as, coffee, tea, carrots, oranges, foods with tannins and other foods can discolor teeth over a lifetime.
In his dental office, your dentist uses strong whitening agents that provide exceptional results to brighten yellow teeth, usually in just one visit. Your dentist can brighten your teeth by up to ten shades in a single appointment, which can be as short as only one hour. Your dentist applies a protective gel to your gums prior to whitening then uses a special light to activate the whitening solution. A dentist is qualified to determine what professional product is right for you and is trained to handle any complications that may arise.
Over-the-counter teeth whiteners are convenient and inexpensive but they do not brighten teeth as well as professional teeth whitening. These products usually include a whitening solution placed into a mouth guard that the consumer places in his mouth. At-home products can cause side effects, such as gum irritation and increased sensitivity, but are typically safe. For best results, have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist before using over-the-counter teeth whiteners and discuss with him any concerns you may have about these products.
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